Come work with us: Communications Manager

Apr 03, 2024
Come work with us: Communications Manager

Bike Auckland

Key details 

  • Lead our comms strategy!
  • 20 – 30 hrs per week, permanent employee
  • Apply by 24 April
  • Work with a really cool team!

Are you passionate about creating a more lovable, sustainable, and people-friendly Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland? Are you a storyteller, ready to inspire and motivate people into action?

Can you craft a sentence which sparkles with joy – and then, 10 minutes later, deliver a piece which is piercing and sharp, holding organisations to account?

If you are looking for an opportunity to be involved in something meaningful, and to create a positive impact on the wider community, then we have an exciting opportunity for you.

The Position

We are seeking a Communications Manager, 20 – 30 hours per week (depending on the candidate). You would take the lead on our communications strategy and boost our campaigns with engaging content, helping us make even more positive impact. Your main goals would be to keep our audience engaged and up-to-date, to help us reach beyond our bubble to the wider public, and to celebrate the joyful community who are riding pahikara (bikes) all across our region!

You would work directly with our Community Activations Manager, Valet and Volunteer Manager, Admin Support, and Chief Biking Officer. We are a small, collaborative, and agile team committed to creating a more bike-able region.


  • You are passionate about the many benefits of empowering more people to ride a bike, both individually as well as for whānau and the wider community 
  • You want Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland to be more accessible and safe for people who want to ride a bike (for transport as well as for recreation)
  • You have a passion for, and a belief in, the power of collective advocacy to create positive change
  • You are committed to diversity and inclusion


  • Your experience in comms, marketing, or media has refined your ability to create next-level communication strategies – and to effectively put them to action!


  • You are an inspirer – able to rally audiences around a purpose with clear and engaging words and images
  • You are tech savvy, proficient in managing social media and using Google suite – and able to pick up new digital tools fast!


  • Lead on our communications strategy and deliverables
  • Support our various work streams with communications ideas and strategy
  • Produce engaging content to promote our programmes, events, and activities
  • Coordinate activity and engagement across our website, social media, E-newsletter, and to the wider media
  • Collaborate with and manage comms volunteers and contractors, as needed
  • Build and maintain relationships with external media and communications stakeholders
  • Seek opportunities to tell our story and connect with Aucklanders across the region

What’s in it for you?

This mahi (work) is for a passionate, and self-motivated person, who will find it rewarding and fulfilling. We provide the opportunity to work flexibly, from home, or from our shared office space, with a small amount of travel across the region. We offer the chance to join an inclusive and dedicated team who are proud to speak up for a better Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland.

About us

Bike Auckland believes more people on bikes makes for a more joyous Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland for everyone. We push for positive change on behalf of everyone who rides a bike – and everyone who would love to give it a go. We are pedaling for safer, more accessible streets, a loveable region, and an affordable, sustainable A to B.

We are a registered charity and a member-based incorporated society. We advocate for safer, more accessible streets, advise on best practice design, and activate a diverse, joyful community of people on bikes. 

Apply now!

Even if you think you don’t tick all of the boxes, we encourage you to apply. You might turn out to be exactly who we are looking for.

Please email Fiáin d’Leafy your CV and let us know what motivates you to apply for this role. You may do this through any medium, eg. video, email, slideshow:  

We welcome applications from people of all cultural backgrounds, sexualities, and gender expressions.

Applications close 24 April 2024. Please see this job description for more information.

Join us

Bike Auckland is the non-profit organisation working to improve things for people on bikes. We’re a people-powered movement for a better region. We speak up for you – and the more of us there are, the stronger our voice!

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